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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Reception Class 2

Welcome back to a brand new school year from the team.

We are...

Class 2 Teacher- Miss Taylor

SEN Teaching Assistant - Miss Jones

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mrs Stewart

Teaching Assistant - Miss Mair

These are some of the learning areas in our classroom:

Class Dojo

Whilst your children are working from home we are communicating with parents and pupils alike via the Class Dojo website. You can upload your child's work to their individual portfolio. Children are being rewarded for their work and participation during this time.

Our exciting topic for Summer 1 is What happens when I fall asleep?


They will continue to take part in daily Phonic sessions, twice weekly Guided reading sessions and daily shared Literacy sessions. They will continue to develop their sentence structure by adding conjunctions, adjectives and applying phase 3 digraphs. This topic the children will be exploring two main texts. Can’t you sleep Little Bear? and How to catch a star. The children will continue to develop their handwriting skills. The children will be introduced to our school’s marking policy, using ‘two stars and a wish’ to self-evaluate their work. The children will add time openers to their sentences when writing in chronological order. They will use their imagination to create their own stories. They will write their own list of items that they would take to space. Children will be working on writing targets that they will complete each week.


The children will complete two focus maths activities each week that will be recorded in their books. The children will further explore doubling and halving with numbers and in practical activities. The children will explore measuring, size and capacity and begin to record their findings. They will revisit 2D and 3D shapes and children will confidently describe their properties. The children will continue to develop their understanding of addition, subtraction and solving number problems. They will use a range of resources such as number lines, number fans and cubes to help solve calculations. Children will regularly record number sentences in their books, focusing on their presentation and the layout of their work.

Can't you sleep Little Bear?

How to catch a star

Other reads include:

Star Girl – Karin Littlewood

Stars – Mary Lyn Ray

Billy Monster’s Daymare – Alan Durant

Reading books:  Reading books are changed weekly on a Thursday morning; It is important that reading books are returned on this day. Please can you ensure your child has a book bag and we also ask that you make a note in your child's reading record of any reading you do with them at home.

Reading records: At Elm Wood we consider reading to be an important part of your child's education and the reading record is a method of communication and an opportunity for you to share with us how your child is doing. 

PE- Class 2 will have PE sessions once a week on a Tuesday morning.  PE kits can be kept in school for the full half term.

Music - We are following the Charanga Scheme. Lessons this term are entitled Big Bear Funk! Children will listen and respond to a variety of musical pieces as well as singing and performing a range of songs.

Open mornings- Elm Wood has an open morning every Thursday from 8.30am.  This is a great opportunity for you to come into the classroom to look at displays, see your child’s work and speak to the class teacher.

School uniform- Can we please ask for all items of clothing to be labelled with your child’s name or initials. Please can you ensure that your child has a labelled pair of Wellington boots in school for outdoor use.